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Sheridan County, Wyoming


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Page Contents for Sheridan, Wyoming

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Wyoming state capital is Cheyenne.
The population of Sheridan is approximately 17,461 (2009), 17444 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,413 (2000), 7680 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sheridan is 22.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sheridan is 8.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.046 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sheridan to Washington DC is 1692 miles.
The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 276 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sheridan is positioned 44.79 degrees north of the equator and 106.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sheridan elevation is 3,742 feet above sea level.
Sheridan per capita income is $ 23,639 (2009).
Sheridan median income is $ 42,170 (2009).
The Sheridan median home price is $ 190,704 (2009).
Sheridan average annual precipitation is 14.64 inches peryear.
Sheridan average temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 31 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 58 degrees F.


in north-central Wyoming near the Montana border. Nearby communities include: Big Horn, Ranchester, Story, Dayton, Parkman and Clearmont, all in Wyoming and Tongue River and Wyola, both in Montana.
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seasonal with all four seasons represented. Here is a local weather page for Sheridan.
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History & History Related Items

Sheridan was named for General Philip Sheridan, a Union cavalry officer in the American Civil War.

A history page for Sheridan. The Sheridan County GenWeb page has many historical facts and links.
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Sheridan Travel and Tourism
Toll-free: 888-596-6787

King's Museum
Hundreds of saddles and Wild West memorabilia. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

T-Rex Natural History Museum
North of Sheridan
Phone: 307-655-3359
Learn about the T-Rex and other dinosaurs and see dioramas, skeletons and more. Please call ahead for hours of operation

Trail End State Historic Site
Visit this early 20th century mansion of John B. Kendrick. Many original furnishings and items may be seen here. He was a cattle ranching cowboy who became a US Senator and governor of Wyoming. He donated and house and lands to the city.
400 Clarendon Ave.
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-674-4589

Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum
A memorial to western art and culture with many artifacts, paintings, hunting trophies and more.

Sheridan County Museum
This museum features interactive exhibits, dioramas, western art, gift shop and more. Special education programs are also offered. Be sure to call ahead for hours of operation.
Phone: 307-673-0644

Fort Mackenzie
The Sheridan Veterans Hospital is on the site of the old Fort Mackenzie. Troops were sent here in 1899 and a temporary structure was built that year. It was named for a Civil War veteran, Brigadier General Ranald Slidell Mackenzie. The fort remained open until 1913 when the troops left, leaving only a few caretakers. The Fort was transformed into a veterans hospital after World War I. The hospital has been upgraded and modernized and continues to offer medical care to veterans. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available during the day.

The Mandel Cabin - this cabin was one of the city's first buildings. It is located in the Whitney Commons park.

WYO Rodeo
held in Sheridan since 1931 during July each year.

Buffalo Bill Days
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Economy & Industry

Early on, Sheridan relied on cattle ranching, coal mining, agriculture and small factories but things have changed somewhat. Now many more businesses have opened and there are many jobs in the government sector. Agriculture and ranching as well as coal mining remain an important part of the local economy.
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Sheridan City Government

City of Sheridan
55 Grinnell Plaza
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Phone: 307-674-6483

Sheridan has a Mayor-council form of government. There is a six member council. The mayor is separately elected city-wide while the council members are elected from three wards, two members from each ward.

Sheridan is the county seat of Sheridan County.

Sheridan Chamber

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 707
1517 E. 5th Street
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Phone: 307-672-2485
Toll-free: 800-453-3650

Sheridan Community News

The Sheridan Press
A Sheridan daily newspaper.

Sheridan Organizations

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 707
1517 E. 5th Street
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Phone: 307-672-2485
Toll-free: 800-453-3650

Sheridan Libraries

Sheridan County Public Library System
Main Library - 307-674-8585

Sheridan Schools

Holy Name Catholic School
121 S. Connor St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-672-2021
Pre-K through 8th grade

Sheridan County School District #2
201 N. Connor, Suite 100
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-674-7405

Sheridan College
Main Campus in Sheridan
3059 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801
Toll-free: 800-913-9139 Sheridan


The population of Sheridan was:
1890 - 281
1900 - 1,559
1910 - 8,408
1920 - 9,175
1930 - 8,538
1940 - 10,529
1950 - 11,500
1960 - 11,651
1970 - 10,856
1980 - 15,146
1990 - 13,900
2000 - 15,804
2009 - 17,461

Median age:
2000 - 39 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 6,475
2000 - 7,413

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 31,420
2009 - $ 42,170

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 18,500
2009 - $ 23,639

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 86,400
2009 - $ 190,704

Sheridan is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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